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  • NYC Council to decide on letting noncitizens vote in local elections

    NYC Council to decide on letting noncitizens vote in local elections

    Newsday March 22, 2015 8:10 PM By MATTHEW CHAYES matthew.chayes@newsday.com The City Council is drafting legislation to let noncitizens vote in New York City’s municipal elections, a move that could bolster the clout of recent immigrants in races across the five boroughs. The policy, if enacted, would make the city one of just eight jurisdictions in […]

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  • NYC Council may again consider bill to allow voting by noncitizens

    NYC Council may again consider bill to allow voting by noncitizens

    Updated November 14, 2014 9:45 PM By MATTHEW CHAYES  matthew.chayes@newsday.com Noncitizen New Yorkers would be allowed to vote in municipal elections, under a bill to be introduced before the City Council that could by one estimate enfranchise 800,000 new voters. Details of the legislation were sparse Friday, but a previous version would have permitted noncitizens […]

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